Category Archives: Recipes
* Ooops! I forgot the title ’til I saw that “untitled post” had been favorited. Fixed
I have many more habanero peppers than I will ever use. I hate to waste such pretty things so I went Google diving, looking for a recipe I found last year and used. I’m not sure if I posted anything about it. I did a post that included a sauce recipe using habs but this one is a little different:
Habanero Hot Sauce
About 12-15 (give or take…) Habanero peppers. Remove the seeds.
1 can sliced peaches in either heavy or light syrup.
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup yellow mustard
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon allspice
The original recipe called for 1/2 cup mustard but it seemed like too much so I halved it. Blend it all on high until liquified. Refrigerate overnight or use right away. You can also freeze or can jars of it. It’s also supposed to keep for a long time in the refrigerator. I canned the extra out of the first batch but I’m going through it so fast, after filling my old tabasco bottle with it I just freeze the rest until ready to use.
I’m not a huge fan of molasses so I used only a little, and subbed some of my whole grain mustard for the yellow. After it all was processed in my machine it seemed a bit thick so I added some seasoned rice vinegar. I have a pint of the finished sauce in the fridge, and 5 half pint jars full that I processed in a boiling water bath. I guess how big the can of peaches is will make some difference – I used some re-hydrated peaches that we bought dried. They were just too chewy to eat as is but when soaked in water for a day or two in the fridge they were pretty good. Not like fresh or canned by any means. The water they soaked in turned into a liquid nearly the same as syrup from canned, sweet even without any added sugar.
I always send folks to this page when they ask for a gumbo recipe. It’s for a chicken and sausage gumbo but easily adapts to whatever meat you have on hand. The pictured gumbo has the chicken and sausage, plus precooked shrimp and crawfish tails that were added just at the end to warm through.
This is still sitting on the windowsill, cooling. I bet it will be good. We saw a picture of a raspberry pie some fellow on another blog posted in comments that looked great. No idea what recipe he used but this one appears to be similar.
This was just a spur of the moment thing. I started the dough the day before, not really sure yet what the toppings would be or I would have made a run after rye flour for the crust. I did look for rye flour today and finally found some at the local co-op store. I talked to a fellow there about the hard time we had finding it and he said there was a crop failure last year and it was a bit early yet for this year’s crop. This one was so much fun I’m pretty sure you’ll be seeing something similar here, soon.I didn’t use any sauce, as such, but I did brush the crust with garlic oil before laying the provolone on. Next layer was pastrami, then dill pickles, then the rest of the provolone we had on hand.The mustard was left off for the picture of the whole pie, I knew I wanted to use the bright yellow mustard on mine. Mrs J favors honey mustard.Enjoy!
Living as we do in the remote wilderness of Southern Illinois the latest food fad filters down to us a few years behind most everyone else. Not sure how long this sauce has been a thing but I’ve been seeing it here and there lately and gave it a try tonight. Most recipes use peeled tomatoes but I had a bunch more of those little cherry toms and there is no way I’m peeling them. I went looking for an easy recipe.I have a bunch of fresh thyme leaves in this, and a good bit of fresh basil. Not sure why the directions call for cooking down the vodka with just the onions and garlic in the pan, most of the recipes I looked at mention using the alcohol to bring out flavors from the tomatoes that water and oil can’t touch. I cooked the cherries down a bit and then added the vodka. As the sauce thickened I added some white wine, too. This recipe didn’t mention cheese but I mixed in a cup of grated Romano right before the cream. I wish I could say this stuff was really delicious and I can’t wait to do it again but it was just OK. I sure won’t be using unpeeled tomatoes in any more of it. The salad was nice. This has blue cheese dressing and some crumbled blue cheese.